The Scottish Youth Parliament was inaugurated in 1999 and in the time since it has been successful in fostering strong relationships with a number of important bodies, organisations and groups within Scotland, including the Scottish Government, Learning and Teaching Scotland, and the Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People. It has become an established player in the youth policy arena and its staff and members continue to be invited to sit on various strategic boards, panels and committees as a leading voice of young people in Scotland.
There is clear recognition that the Scottish Youth Parliament, through its democratic and youth-led structure, is an organisation well placed both to represent young people and to provide expertise on the issues which affect them.
As a result, the Scottish Youth Parliament holds a number of influential positions which it uses to promote the views of Scotland’s youth population and to make sure that young people receive fair and due attention in the policy making process.
A full list of the Boards and Committees which we sit on can be found below.